Explores the complex interactions between population-based characteristics that impact on health, quality of life (including social and political stability, employment, environmental degradation, climate change) and health care systems (such as funded health programs, policy and infrastructure). This will involve exploration of a range of inputs and outputs (such as quality of life and disability adjusted life expectancy) to and from these systems.
- Health systems and health care systems
- Health policy - origins and applications
- Types of population health outcomes
- Social, cultural, environmental, economic and political factors which impact on health care systems
- Private, public, regulated and deregulated health care
- International comparisons for health care systems across a range of performance indicators
- Social, political and environmental change and the future of health systems
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Explore the differences between health systems and health care systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Analyse the various origins and applications of health policy||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Describe and critique the various types of population health outcomes used to evaluate the success of health care systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Synthesize an understanding of the impact of political, social and environmental change on the possible futures of health systems||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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